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An Interview With Marciano Morales
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TitleAn Interview With Marciano Morales
AbstractInterviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded April 30, 1977. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents.
NotesAt the time of the interview, Mr. Morales was director of the Rockhill Care Center at 9904 E. 68th, Kansas City, Missouri. He was born on January 26, 1936 in Kansas City, Missouri. In the interview he discusses his early life, 1951 flood, military service, education, organizations, people who have influenced his life, etc.

Number 35 on MP3 disc.
LocationSC69-1, Tape 39, CD 39
Local SubjectHispanic Americans
West Side
Morales, Marciano
Rockhill Care Center
Oral History
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionSynopsis of Interview:

Mr. Marciano Morales was born on January 26, 1936, in Kansas City, Missouri. His parents came from Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. His father worked for the railroad. There were thirteen children; seven boys and six girls. They lived at 2317 Jarbo, Kansas City, Missouri, a Mexican-American community. Mr. Morales attended the Switzer Public School and then the West Junior High School. These schools were within walking distances.

Although there were several Christian churches in the area, the family attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. The Guadalupe Center offered many social and athletic activities for the children. The American Legion also sponsored many programs for the neighborhood children.

The 1951 flood did not affect the family life. However, they helped many families who lost their homes during the flood. During the Korean War Mr. Morales was a member of the armed forces, serving three years with the Marine Corps in this country in activie duty plus five more years in the Reserves. Although his parents had a limited education they both encouraged their children to pursue a higher education. However, in those days, Cesar Chavez, the man who unionized the grape pickers, became the ideal and the inspiration among the Mexican-Americans. They started to take a hard look at themselves and became interested in their culture and their language.

He belongs to the Mexican-Americans for Progress, a cultural society, and to MAOP; he was past president of the latter. He also belongs to the American Hospital Association, the Missouri Nursing Association, etc. He graduated in 1954 from Northeast High School. He went to Junior College on a part-time basis and to UMKC. He has a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in health. Mr. Morales hopes to get his master's degree in health. Mr. Morales is married. He has six children, four daughters and two sons.
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Item ID210359
CONTENTdm number36356
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